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  • Jury set, opening statements expected today in Leger trial check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    July 8, 2014 6:11 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The trial of David Leger can begin now that prosecutors and defense attorneys agreed on a six-person jury for the case. Leger is accused of killing five people in a road rage fueled crash, but family members aren't happy one person already convicted is now free.... more »
  • US prosecutors revisiting nearly 5,000 convictions

    June 7, 2014 12:47 PM

    NEW YORK - When three half brothers' decades-old murder convictions were thrown out last month, they became a dramatic example of an idea spreading among prosecutors nationwide: "integrity units" dedicated to double-checking convictions. Over the last seven years, more than a dozen prosecutors' offices have created such staff teams or... more »
  • 2 ex-prosecutors barred from court

    May 1, 2014 4:30 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - Two former federal prosecutors have agreed never to practice law in the federal court covering southeast Louisiana in return for avoiding additional discipline after they acknowledged making anonymous online posts about federal cases. Chief U.S. District Judge Sarah Vance on Thursday unsealed brief orders signed by other... more »
  • More time to charge mom

    April 21, 2014 7:33 PM

    PROVO, UTAH- Prosecutors were granted more time to figure out what charges to file against a mom who confessed to killing six of her babies. The bodies were stored in her garage. Megan Huntsman is held on $6 million bail. Investigators hope DNA testing will determine the... more »
  • Judge to lawyers: explain your case

    February 11, 2014 7:51 PM

    WASHINGTON- There's an indication a sexual assault case may not hold up against a former U.S. Naval Academy football player. The military judge overseeing the case told prosecutors to explain how they plan to prove the accusation. The charge is against Joshua Tate of Nashville, Tennessee. Prosecutors... more »
  • Nagin seeks trial delay, citing prosecutors' posts

    September 19, 2013 2:05 PM

    NEW ORLEANS- Former New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin has asked a federal judge to postpone his bribery trial indefinitely so his attorney can explore whether the case has been tainted by alleged misconduct. Nagin's trial is scheduled to start on Oct. 28, but his lawyer argued in a court filing... more »
  • Prosecutor: State will rest in Zimmerman trial

    July 5, 2013 2:38 PM

    SANFORD, Fla.- Prosecutors say they are resting their case in the murder trial of George Zimmerman, the neighborhood watch volunteer charged with fatally shooting Trayvon Martin. Prosecutor Bernie de la Rionda told the judge Friday afternoon that the state would rest its case. Over two weeks, prosecutors called more than... more »
  • Prosecutors still plan to pursue death for Arias

    June 12, 2013 2:45 PM

    PHOENIX- Authorities plan to try again to secure the death penalty for convicted murderer Jodi Arias after jurors in her trial deadlocked last month on a sentence. Arias was convicted of murder May 8 in the 2008 killing of boyfriend Travis Alexander at his suburban Phoenix home. About two weeks... more »
  • Prosecutors, defense rest in Louding murder trial check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    April 25, 2013 5:07 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Prosecutors and defense attorneys rested their respective cases this afternoon in the murder trial of "Marlo" Mike Louding, who's accused of killing six people. Louding is accused of killing Terry Boyd in October 2009 at the direction of Torrence Hatch, also known as the rapper Lil... more »
  • Prosecutors play taped confession in murder trial

    April 23, 2013 11:45 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Prosecutors at the murder trial of "Marlo" Mike Louding played two different taped confessions today which he made to police investigators. Louding is on trial for the murder of Terry Boyd, whom he's accused of killing. He's implicated in five other murders prosecutors say are tied... more »
  • Nagin, prosecutors seek delay in April trial

    March 29, 2013 2:39 PM

    NEW ORLEANS- Both sides in the federal criminal case against former New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin are asking for a delay in a trial currently set for April 29. The joint prosecution and defense motion was filed Friday in U.S. District Court in New Orleans. In January, Nagin was charged... more »
  • Prosecutors dropping charges in La. landfill probe

    March 8, 2013 2:44 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - The Justice Department is dropping fraud charges against a Louisiana landfill executive and his brother-in-law in a case marred by allegations of prosecutorial misconduct. A court filing Friday by prosecutors says its request to dismiss the indictment of River Birch landfill executive Dominick Fazzio and Mark Titus... more »
  • Prison guard pregnant by double cop killer

    February 5, 2013 7:16 PM

    A Federal Bureau of Prisons guard is pregnant after she had an affair with a prisoner convicted of killing two New York City police officers and she now faces charges. Nancy Gonzalez was arrested at her home in New York. She worked at the Metropolitan Detention Center and prosecutors say... more »
  • Federal case dismissed in LSU bomb threat

    November 14, 2012 4:19 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Federal prosecutors announced today they dropped their indictment against the man accused of calling in a false bomb threat which led to the full evacuation of LSU's campus. U. S. Attorney Donald Cazayoux's office said they dropped the case because the state's charges against William Bouvay... more »
  • Zimmerman wants better management of evidence

    October 15, 2012 12:00 PM

    ORLANDO, Fla. - Attorneys for former neighborhood watch volunteer George Zimmerman say prosecutors are dragging their feet on turning over some evidence and not turning over other information in a timely manner. On Monday Zimmerman's attorney's also said prosecutors are providing some discovery in a format that's useless for defense... more »
  • Too much evidence, charges dropped

    August 15, 2012 7:48 PM

    A doctor on the lamb got off on charges in nation's largest Internet pharmacy prosecution because, in part, there's too much evidence. Armando Angulo was indicted in 2007 but fled to his native Panama. He was accused of selling prescription drugs to patients who were never examined or even interviewed... more »
  • Prosecutors seek death penalty in kidnap case

    August 2, 2012 9:41 AM

    JACKSON, Miss. - Federal prosecutors will seek the death penalty against a man who was declared dead in Mississippi in 1994 and surfaced years later as a suspect in the deaths of his Las Vegas girlfriend and her daughter. Thomas Steven Sanders is charged in U.S. District Court in Alexandria,... more »
  • Prosecutors rest case in Sandusky sex-abuse trial

    June 18, 2012 10:32 AM

    BELLEFONTE, Pa. - The mother of one of Jerry Sandusky's alleged victims says her son's underwear was frequently missing from the laundry and he claimed he'd thrown it away because he had an accident. The mother of the teen called Victim 9 by prosecutors was the last witness called Monday... more »
  • Federal prosecutors drop case against John Edwards

    June 13, 2012 4:25 PM

    GREENSBORO, N.C. - Federal prosecutors have moved to drop all charges against John Edwards after his corruption trial ended last month in a deadlocked jury. A jury in North Carolina acquitted the former presidential candidate last month on one count of accepting illegal campaign contributions. It deadlocked on five other... more »
  • Prosecutors: No need for new trial in Katrina case

    June 6, 2012 6:24 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - Prosecutors are urging a judge to reject defense attorneys' claims that a "secret public relations campaign" by federal authorities deprived five former police officers of a fair trial on charges stemming from deadly shootings on a New Orleans bridge following Hurricane Katrina. In a court filing Tuesday,... more »
  • Prosecutors: No need for new trial in Katrina case

    June 5, 2012 4:25 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - Prosecutors are urging a judge to reject defense attorneys' claims that a "secret public relations campaign" by federal authorities deprived five former police officers of a fair trial on charges stemming from deadly shootings on a New Orleans bridge following Hurricane Katrina. In a court filing Tuesday,... more »
  • Evidence withheld, Texas man wants tough penalties

    March 29, 2012 3:33 PM

    AUSTIN - A Texas man who spent nearly 25 years in prison for a murder he did not commit is campaigning for tougher penalties against prosecutors who withhold evidence during a trial. Michael Morton said he wants to make sure prosecutors could be fined or even disbarred for concealing facts... more »
  • Hotel Heir Murder Trial

    March 8, 2012 7:36 PM

    Prosecutors say a jury should hear bizarre complaints a woman made about her millionaire husband, a murder she's accused of arranging. They also say it doesn't matter if the complaints aren't true. Narcy Novack of Fort Lauderdale, Florida goes to trial next month for orchestrating the murders of her husband,... more »
  • Prosecutors ask judge to set execution date for convicted killer

    February 28, 2012 2:24 PM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Prosecutors have asked a state judge to set an execution date for Todd Wessinger after a federal judge denied his bid for a new trial or sentencing in the 1995 slaying of two employees at the now-closed Calendar's Restaurant. Wessinger's appellate attorneys are expected to... more »
  • Prosecutors want sentencing delay for rapper B.G.

    February 20, 2012 3:14 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - Federal prosecutors want to delay the sentencing date of a Louisiana rapper convicted on weapon and witness tampering charges. Christopher Dorsey, 31, of St. Rose, pleaded guilty in December and was scheduled for sentencing March 14. He raps under the moniker B.G. or Baby Gangsta and... more »
  • Prosecutors rest in fraud trial of Texas financier

    February 15, 2012 2:48 PM

    HOUSTON - Prosecutors have rested their case in the fraud trial of jailed Texas tycoon R. Allen Stanford. The final witness for prosecutors wrapped up his testimony in Houston federal court Wednesday. Prosecutors spent three weeks presenting more than a dozen witnesses in support of their claims Stanford bilked investors... more »
  • Death penalty sought in auto parts store killings

    August 31, 2011 3:59 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Prosecutors have begun filling out formal paperwork to seek the death penalty against a man accused of robbing and murdering two men in Baton Rouge. It happened after a hearing in District Court today. The crime happened at the Carquest Auto Parts Store in March of this... more »
  • Prosecutor: Michael Jackson was dead before help was called

    January 4, 2011 1:00 PM

    LOS ANGELES - A prosecutor has opened a hearing that will determine whether Michael Jackson's doctor will stand trial in the superstar's death by saying Jackson was already dead by the time help was summoned. Dr. Conrad Murray appeared in a Los Angeles court Tuesday to begin a... more »

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